DEW line

DEW line

[doo, dyoo]
noun
a 3000-mile (4800–km)–long network of radar stations north of the Arctic Circle, maintained by the U.S. and Canada for providing advance warning of the approach of hostile planes, missiles, etc.

Origin:
1955–60; D(istant) E(arly) W(arning)

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DEW line (djuː)
 
n acronym for
distant early warning line, a network of radar stations situated mainly in Arctic regions to give early warning of aircraft or missile attack on North America

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